Lanny Carter, age 63 of Ogallala, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family.
Lanny was born May 16, 1952 in Julesburg, CO to Robert "Bob" W. and Donna J. (Sutton) Carter. Lanny grew up on a farm outside of Julesburg, CO. He graduated from Julesburg High School with the class of 1970. Lanny went on to attend Northeastern Junior College at Sterling, CO before graduating from Colorado State University. On June 2, 1974, the day after his graduation, Lanny married the love of his life, Carol Bruns in Chappell, NE.
Lanny's career started with Agricultural Banking in Colby, Kansas followed by 8 years at the Bruns family farm. He then returned to his love for banking at Adams Bank and Trust. He started in Sutherland successfully advancing to Branch President then moving to Ogallala where he finished his career as Risk Management Officer and Director.
Lanny was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. Despite a yearlong battle with cancer, His loyalty never wavered, as he continued to work and make time for his family despite the rigors of chemo and radiation treatments.
Lanny lived life with passion and engagement. He gave maximum effort in all of his endeavors, often adhering to the rule, "if you aren't going to do it right, don't do it at all." His commitment to work was perhaps only surpassed by the love for his family. "Coach Carter" was a title he wore proudly as he led not only his children but many others to numerous championships.
Lanny was preceded in death by his mother and his grandparents.
Survivors include his best friend and wife of over 41 years, Carol Carter; his children, Adam Carter and his family Jessie, Keira, and Ashton of Scottsdale, AZ, Laura Lavaley and her family Jason, Hayden, and Bransen of Hastings, NE and Aaron Carter of Scottsdale, AZ; father, Robert W. Carter; 3 brothers, Dan (Connie) Carter of Scottsbluff, Ted (Patty) Carter of Julesburg, CO, Bob J. (Megan) Carter of Omaha; along with countless family and friends.
A memorial has been established in Lanny's memory. Condolences may be shared at prairiehillsfuneralhome.com where the services will be streamed live for those unable to attend.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church with Rev. Chuck Rager officiating. The interment of his ashes will be at a later date.
Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala, NE is in charge of arrangements where visitation for memorial book signatures will be held on Wednesday from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Lanny will be dearly missed by his family and the many friends and colleagues who knew him.